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Cortland Finnegan representing himself, wants to win

Cortland Finnegan AP

Cortland Finnegan doesn’t have a team at the moment.

And when he finds another one, it will be without the benefit of an agent.

Finnegan told Josina Anderson of ESPN he wants to join a contender, but doesn’t think he needs to pay someone to help him find one.

I still feel like I can contribute and also benefit a team by bringing a young kid along,” he said. “What’s different now is that I don’t have an agent. I’m representing myself in this process. Let me tell you I am getting an upfront look at what’s it’s really like to talk to these General Managers, coordinators and coaches and take in how they really feel about you. I’m asking questions and getting answers that I would never get from an agent.

“Personally I think I’ve had some real conversations with a few teams. I may take a few visits but sometimes I feel like I can collect the information that I need on the phone. I know the teams that have a standard for winning already. That’s really my focus now.”

Finnegan’s play dropped off sharply last year, to the point that his patron Jeff Fisher cut him. That’s probably as clear a signal as could be sent.

But if a good team needs a veteran stable-pony, Finnegan seems inclined to accept a smaller role than in the past.

And with his smaller paycheck, saving the 3 percent might be a wise investment.

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11 Responses to “Cortland Finnegan representing himself, wants to win”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Mar 10, 2014 1:13 PM

    Come to Houston…. we’ll put you on our scout team and you can go back to getting beat by Dre over and over again….

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 10, 2014 1:18 PM

    Or he could pass that 3% savings on to the team and help them and himself win even more. It’s refreshing to think that as a GM you can just call and talk directly to the player without an agent butting in and serving as an inconvenient middleman. Makes things easier and quicker and helps a player and a team talk more frankly to be on the same page with each other.

  3. alonzo9mg says: Mar 10, 2014 1:28 PM

    I realize he came off as annoying, but I liked his ‘dirty’ in-your-face style of play. Especially for a corner.

    Idk what he has left in the tank though.

  4. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Mar 10, 2014 1:35 PM

    There once was a corner named Finnegan
    Who continued to get burned again and again.

  5. thebirdsareback says: Mar 10, 2014 1:37 PM

    This have Baltimore written all over it

  6. schmitty2 says: Mar 10, 2014 1:39 PM

    Every Ram fan could see he was done a few weeks into the season. The Thursday night game against the Niners he couldn’t even keep up with Anquan Boldin on short sideline passes.

  7. thevikesarebest says: Mar 10, 2014 1:48 PM

    He can also get his ass handed to him by Andre Johnson again.

  8. chinahand11 says: Mar 10, 2014 1:48 PM

    He’s done.

  9. prideof10000lakes says: Mar 10, 2014 2:02 PM

    Have you spoken with Rick Spielman yet?

  10. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says: Mar 10, 2014 2:54 PM

    This offseason’s version of Dunta Robinson. Had a nice career, but he’s done.

  11. abigroman says: Mar 13, 2014 5:50 AM

    I would be happy to take him for 2 mill and put him at FS!

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